15-06-2011: Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Südpack Medica AG, a manufacturer of packaging solutions that belongs to the Südpack Group, have signed an exclusive cooperation agreement on the development, manufacture and supply of polymer plastic films for the biopharmaceutical market. As part of this strategic partnership, which is based on an initial term of ten years, Südpack will produce plastic film materials for SSB to be employed in the manufacture of single-use bags and systems. These single-use bags are primarily utilized by customers in the pharmaceutical industry for cell cultivation, transportation and storage of biopharmaceutical liquids.
Moreover, SSB and Südpack will collaborate on the development of novel multi-layer films with improved product characteristics, which are to be employed in single-use bioreactors, for instance. The first product innovations from this cooperation are expected in approximately one year from now.